Dicus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dicus family

The surname Dicus was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Important Dates for the Dicus family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dicus research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1532 is included under the topic Early Dicus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dicus Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dicus, Dick, Diks, Dickek, Dickstein, Dicksthein, Dykenstein, Dyks and many more.

Early Notables of the Dicus family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dicus family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abigail Dykes, who came to Boston in 1637; Thomas Diche, who settled in Virginia in 1664; Andrew Dykes, who settled in America in 1684; Peter Dise, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741.

Contemporary Notables of the name Dicus (post 1700)

  • Charles Wayne "Chuck" Dicus (b. 1948), American football wide receiver, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • J. Lester Dicus, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1944, 1952 [1]
  • Carle Dicus Sr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960 [1]
  • Liana Dicus, American actress
  • Gail Dicus, American actress

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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